God has given us so many gifts! In the Rocky Mountains, one of them is huckleberries. They taste like a tangy blueberry. We were getting some firewood today, and came across a monster patch of berries. I picked a few. It was such a warm day, that after a lot of physical work, I used the huckleberries to make a barbecue sauce to put on our grilled burgers.
I mixed ketchup, mustard, honey, huckleberries, and garlic pepper seasoning to make the sauce to put on the burgers. My other favorite thing to make with Huckleberries is Huckleberry Delight. It is made with a shortbread crust, topped with whipped cream, cream cheese, and powdered sugar mixture, then a layer of a huckleberry jelly is added. It’s made with cornstarch, huckleberries, and sugar in a saucepan, and finally to finish the desert, more whipped cream goes on top. It’s probably not that healthy, but it is really good! That recipe is in the Rocky Mountain Berry Cookbook, by Bob Krumm.
Here are pictures of the huckleberries:
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12:4-8
God generously gives us gifts, and He sees how unique we are, so He gives to each of us in accordance with our faith, a different gift. This verse tells us that everyone who believes in Christ has a gift. There is prophecy, service, teaching, encouraging, giving, leading, and showing mercy. I would like to be able to use these gifts to the fullest.
My devotions encouraged me to look for, and use the gift or gifts God has given me. I want to be useful for His purpose, whatever that might be at any given time. I want to be aware of these gifts, and think about how I can use them in serving the Lord with the life I live.